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Household Units in the Analysis of Prehistoric Social Complexity, Cook Islands

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dc.contributor.author Taomia, Julie M.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:49:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:49:06Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Taomia, J. M. E. 2000. Household Units in the Analysis of Prehistoric Social Complexity, Cook Islands. Asian Perspectives 39 (1-2): 139-64.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17137
dc.description.abstract Polynesian and other Oceanic societies have often informed research into social complexity. McGuire (1983) has proposed a means of measuring complexity that does not assume any particular organizational form. The examination of prehistoric household remains allows archaeologists to compare common units of social organization across societies for more meaningful comparisons of past social organization. This paper discusses house remains excavated on three islands in the Southern Cook Islands of central Polynesia for the information they provide about past social organization on the islands and provides comparison between three closely related island societies. KEYWORDS: Southern Cook Islands, households, complexity, social organization.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 39
dc.relation.ispartofseries Numbers 1 & 2
dc.subject Southern Cook Islands
dc.subject households
dc.subject complexity
dc.subject social organization
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title Household Units in the Analysis of Prehistoric Social Complexity, Cook Islands
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 2000 - Volume 39, Numbers 1 & 2 (Spring-Fall)


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